Fairfax Radio 10/15/2019 8:00 AM Drive time

Sid Eppes, Chairman of the Board of the Airpower Foundation. He discusses the Foundation and the Upcoming Major Event of the Year  SkyBall, which takes place  on October 3,4,5,6th in Dallas, Texas. The American Airlines Sky Ball is the premier fundraising event for one of the oldest military support organizations in the US, the Airpower Foundation which was formed by the Fort Worth Airpower Council.

The Airpower Foundation was established by the nation’s oldest military support organization. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with its roots dating back to 1958, when Air Force General Curtis LeMay and businessman/philanthropist Frank Kent created the Fort Worth Airpower Council dedicated to supporting the military community at Carswell Air Force Base.

The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown since it’s formation in 1999, and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families.  Airpower also supports projects to assist wounded, ill or injured service members, children of our fallen military, veterans of previous wars and educational projects to make sure the next generation understands the honor and sacrifice of wearing the cloth of this country.

The Airpower Foundation board of directors is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and are dedicated to the proposition that freedom is not free.  It is their noble mission to assist deployed military families, wounded, ill or injured service members, and veterans of past wars.  They spend countless hours visiting military installations and families, assessing needs and grant requests.  They are instrumental in providing leadership to organize and execute numerous projects every year in support of military families.

The American Airlines Sky Ball is the premier fundraising event for one of the oldest military support organizations in the US, the Airpower Foundation which was formed by the Fort Worth Airpower Council. Sky Ball has allowed the Airpower Foundation to contribute solely to funding projects that directly support the members and families of all branches of our military, veterans and wounded, ill, or injured service members and their families. Last year, Sky Ball raised more than $3.1 million to support our military through contingency funds at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and other military support organizations mentioned below.

The Airpower Foundation was founded to be a nationwide 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. The direct donations and sponsorships help support the children of our fallen military heroes, projects such as helping amputee and burn survivors transition to civilian life, providing advanced technology “smart” homes to severely wounded service members through our support of the Gary Sinise Foundation, kayak fishing expeditions for physically and emotionally challenged veterans, and so much more. For More information go to https://airpowerfoundation.com


Our next guest is Rick Smith, Founder and CEO of Axon he will be discussing his new book  “The End of Killing” Explores How Technology Can Help Solve Some of the World’s Greatest Problems.  In a newly released book, The End of Killing, author Rick Smith attempts to illustrate something that can be done about one of the world’s greatest and longest-lasting problems. Rick is the CEO and founder of Axon, the global leader of connected technologies for public safety. He has devoted his career to understanding why and how we kill each other.

In The End of Killing, he reviews the history of weaponry and warfare as well as the latest technologies in crowd control, surveillance, and artificial intelligence. For more information please visit: www.endofkilling.com



Our last guest is Shanon Cook the Spotify trends expert for TV, radio and online and is a music journalist who has interviewed many of the world’s top performers, including Sting, Annie Lennox, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, Harry Connick Jr. and Yo-Yo Ma. For more than ten years her reports have broadcast worldwide in more than 200 countries on CNN International and in the U.S. on CNN and HLN. She has also appeared on CBS’ Entertainment Tonight program, BBC America, ABC and Fusion.

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Our first guest is AJ Barkley is the Neighborhood Lending Executive for Bank of America, responsible for identifying opportunities to drive successful home-ownership among low- to moderate-income borrowers, undeserved communities, and multicultural borrowers across the economic spectrum. Bank of America offers grants to make Home-ownership more affordable AJ Barkley will discuss how qualified Buyers can receive as much as $17,500 to help them purchase a home .


Our next guest is Rod S. Passman, MD, director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Jules J. Reingold professor of electrophysiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Background: He  will discuss  AFIB. Did you know more than 5 million Americans suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Afib is the most common heart rhythm disorder and can go undetected for year. Untreated, AFib doubles the risk of heart-related death and is a major cause of stroke and heart failure. For more information please visit www.nm.org/radio



Our last guest is Ray Kerins  Senior Vice President, Corporate ,Affairs, Bayer. Luke Bryan and Bayer join forces to raise awareness and a Toast to the American Farmers with Here’s To the Farmer Campaign;The Annual Farm Tour To Feed Hungry Americans with a Goal of Donating 1 Million Meals. For the fifth consecutive year, Bayer, a world leader in innovation and agriculture, is the title sponsor of the tour and will highlight its Here’s To The Farmer campaign. By using the hashtag #HeresToTheFarmer, fans can show their gratitude to America’s farmers. For every share, Bayer will donate a meal* to someone in need through Feeding America®.

Country music superstar, Luke Bryan is no stranger to celebrating America’s hard-working farmers. At this year’s, Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, tour sponsor Bayer will join him in toasting U.S. farmers with its Here’s To The Farmer campaign. As the son of a peanut farmer from Georgia, Bryan launched his annual Farm Tour in 2009 as a way of highlighting and celebrating the contributions of America’s farmers.


WCVX 1160AM 10/12/2019 10:00AM 7:00PM

This is the second in a two part series with guests Andrew Green and Sue Slusher, from Arlington Memorial Gardens.  Attorney Green has  25 years of experience as both an attorney and Certified Public Accountant.  Mr. Green is an Associate Attorney with the Eppley Legal Group. He has represented hundreds of clients in state/federal court as trial counsel in both criminal and civil cases as well as active in family law courts.

Andrew W. Green believes estate planning should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list.  The legacy we leave behind will provide comfort as well as peace of mind to the ones who matter most, our family. This is the topic Mr. Green will be discussing.  We want to welcome the Eppley Legal Group as our new Sponsors and Experts as Attorney’s Of Law for Let’s Just Talk. For more information go to www.https://eppleylegalgroup.com


And joining Andrew today is Sue Slusher, Family Care Advisor and certified Life Tribute Celebrant of Arlington Memorial Gardens she will discusses with Andrew Green Pre-planning  and the “peace of mind” that it provides  to individuals and families.

Sue Slusher joined The Arlington Memorial Gardens as a Family Care Advisor in 2004. Her professional background is steeped in helping others through her experience in real estate and later as a hearing specialist.  A resident of White Oak, Sue has deep roots in the community and is an active member of several community organizations. She has a vested interest in Arlington, not only as a longtime employee, but also because, as she notes, “Arlington has been the cemetery of choice for my family for a very long time.” Sue and her husband Jerry are the proud parents of a son and daughter-in-law and the extremely joyful grandparents of a grandson and granddaughter.  She can be contacted directly at sues@amgardens.org. Go for more information.